Japanese wartime home front propaganda and civilian morale booster that traced the exploits noted Imperial Army pilot Colonel Kato during the Malaya and Burma campaigns in 1941-42. Its claim to fame is extensive, superior aviation cinematography real and simulated. By the time of its release in the Spring of 1944 the war had turned disastrously against Japan.
A must-see for military aviation buffs and WW2 buffs. IMDB rating 7.1.
Directed by Kajiro Yamamoto. Released March 9, 1944 (JP and FR only). Japanese language with English subtitles. Complete print. A.K.A. "Colonel Kato's Falcon Squadron"